Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Herbs that Drain Dampness

Tonify the Qi & yang of SP/KD

Diuretics. (Caution: Yin Xu or depleted fluids)

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindication

 Fu Ling
(Hoelen)

(Cocos Poris)

Major for urine problems
Promotes urination & leaches out damp
Strengthens Sp, regulates middle jiao
Transform phlegm
Quiets HT & calms the spirit

Sweet
Bland
Neutral

HT
SP
LU

Frequent copious urination due to cold from xu

 Zhu Ling
(Sclerotium)

Promotes urination & leaches out damp
Scanty urine, discharge, UTI, jaundice & diarrhea

Sweet
Bland
Cool

SP
KD
BL

Long term use may injure Yin

YI YI Ren
(Pearl Barley)

(Seeds of jobs tears)

Promotes urination, leaches out damp (edema, urine problems)
Strengthens Sp, stops diarrhea
Clears heat & expels pus. (carbuncles/abscess)
Clears damp-heat
Warts, Cystitis.

Sweet
Bland
Slightly cold

SP
LU
KD

Pregnancy

Che Qian Zi
(plantago seeds)

Promotes urination, clears heat (UTI, edema)
Solidify stools (diarrhea)
Clears the eyes (LVR/KD Xu)
Expels phlegm & stops cough.

Sweet,
Cold, Bland

BL
KD
LVR
LU

Pregnancy

Jin Qian Cao
(Lysimachia)

Promotes urination, unblocks UTI & stones.
Clears Damp/Heat from LVR/GB jaundice / red swollen eyes
Reduces toxicity & swelling snakebite/abscess

Sweet
Bland
Neutral

BL
GB
KD
LVR

 

Yin Chen Hao
(Capillaries)

(Oriental Wormwood)

Clears d/h from LVR/GB, relieves jaundice
Clears heat  & releases ext

Bitter
Acrid
Cool

LVR
SP
GB
ST

 

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